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Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states in 1995. hen knoy's overwhelming goal was to win favorable trade deals with the united states and admission to globaled bodies like the world trade organization, bringing up unpleasant subjects like agent orange, worked against that strategy. but having detained these schools, hanoi has begun to press its demands and is demanding compensation for the suffering of its people and that has put the united states in a tough spot. not wanting to set a precedent but on the other hand recognizing vietnam is an increasingly vital military security allies and trading partner. it also raises a larger issue of what responsibility to the u.s. military has to clean up the environmental messes after the war a run. meanwhile another hidden problem with agent orange is impacting our veterans. with each passing year medical researchers are discovering many illnesses many of them major chronic diseases like parkinson's for which exposure to the agent orange turns out to be a risk factor. hundreds of thousands have been denied va care for years and is said they avoided for the signs
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 6:00am EST
way back into the united states. but we have since the incident we have had numerous conversations with the ceo's of carriers, the secretary will be meeting with the head of-- in geneva on this trip she is going to today after the hearing with you, and we will be having a discussion with airline carriers as to how we can all work together to improve the security of the system. >> carriers have indicated that information regarding passengers visas dad this is not available in real time when a passenger checks in at the airport. we will actually be taking addresses and other similar problems. >> so, the visa revocations and these are refusals or did nylz are checked prior to boarding an individual. bair check this part of the preflight screening process that is ongoing and has been ongoing for some time. >> okay, so do you think there is an issue with them not having this visa information in real time? >> the state department uploads all of these issuances that it makes to databases that are coming that we share with the law enforcement intelligence community. my understanding is tha
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 2:00am EST
striking the united states. but we need to have a significant element of the intelligence community thinking five years, at 10 years ahead as to where the threats will come from. that is even a tougher job, i guess, than the imminent threat, but it is very important that the u.s. not be surprised by these developments to the extent that you can possibly avoid it. i look upon our intelligence community is being very, very good. but if there is a weak spot, i think it tends to be longer term. >> well said. that is it. i thank you very much for your time. what i was going to say before was that a former secretary of state said america is the indispensable nation of the world. i say by way, and warn i feel you have made yourself indispensable. it is an extraordinary act of service that you performed. it is important in this particular moment in our government of history that you formed such a collaboration. it is not just bipartisan. i do not want either one of you to think of your party labels when you do your work. it continues to make you very important and influential. we have been
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2010 6:00am EST
14th in the united states of america and in employment growth and ranked ninth in the nation in labor force growth which means a lot of people voting and leaving the northeast or upper midwest coming to south carolina to seek opportunities. i think it's evident in the decisions of companies like boeing and google and starbucks and eddy thus to put roots in south carolina. it is evident in expansion of bmw or oscar, it is evident in the efforts of on some heroes working to grow and sustain small businesses like southern aluminum and clinton or roofing in some central or that matter donner and estherville. it's evident in a lot of different fronts. we talk about change in the way that colombia works and once again we have this land where we would like to end that we have made real changes and efforts year i thank you. for too long to many votes were not recorded in the chambers and there can be no accountability with out transparency. get niki hanly and najaf and valentine in the house and harvey in the senate led efforts to change this on the simple belief is an idea was important enou
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2010 2:00am EST
the united states. over the past 10 years, he has carried on the position and spirit not only of his late father but of the jordanian people. under his leadership, during continues to be a key partner in the pursuit of peace and progress in the region and around the world. today the minister and i discussed a wide range of issues proposal -- issues. i want to begin by saying publicly what i had told the minister. condolences for the loss of lives that was unfortunately both american and the jordanians and i expressed appreciation for jordan's commitment to comment --Ñi combt violent extremist at home and abroad. this is a struggle that unites people of faith, people of peace, people of conscience everywhere. terror targeted our series -- cities and citizens and they must be met with unwavering result. i remember visiting the hotels in iman that had been bombed in 2005. walking through the wreckage, visiting the innocent children, men, and women who had been targeted at weddings. i will never forget what i saw there. i will never forget what i have seen. the united states and our par
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
service. because in the united states of america, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college. and by the way it's time for colleges and universities to get serious about cutting their own costs. because they, too, have a responsibility to help solve this problem. now, the price of college to yousition just one of the burdens facing the middle class. that's why last year i asked vice president biden to chair a task force on middle class families. that's why we're nearly doubling the child care tax credit and making it it easier to save for retirement by giving access to every worker a retirement account and expanding the tax credit for those who start a nest egg. that's why we're working to lift the value of a family's single largest investment, their home. the steps we took last year to shore up the housing market have allowed millions of americans to take out new loans and save an average of $1,500 on mortgage payments. this year we will step up refinancing so that homeowners can move in a more -- into more affordable mortgages. and it is precisely to relieve the bur
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states and the housing market while we are in trouble. that is the first stage for about five years. the second stage we have got to decide what we want to do. my only plea is, let's not go back to the model of privately owned organizations with government backing. people talk about co-ops and alternatives to investor- ownership. we forget that the farm credit system which was a cooperative, blew up in the mid-1980s because a cold as an incentive to lower its profits to benefit its member-users. you have distorted incentives in co-ops. Ñiall kinds of institutions have failed, banks, thrifts, wall street, building current, all kinds of institutions have failed. my specialty is government organization and design, i would say that g s e'a have special vulnerability. they are dealt with as unique institutions which means that congress can give them a lower capital standards than competing banks or thrifts. when they are unique institutions, you are essentially giving them high leverage which i would contend is a very dangerous subsidy. whatever happens, they should have the
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 2:00am EST
in the united states and in indiana, and we are -- we know we have been interested in what happens in the united states and in indiana, and we pray that you will continue to give him a grace and strength every step of the way, that you will be with him, his wife, and you will protect them and keep them from harm. we recognize there are things that try to get in our family's lives of her spiritual in nature or emotional or physical. we pray you will protect them. we are thankful for those in the armed services -- armed services 3 good -- armed services. we are grateful for pro-life and the issues related to marriage. above all, we pray that name will be glorified in all that happens, and we express ourselves with love and respect. in jesus' name, we pray. amen. >> and goldstar are. if you would remain standing as officer andy ellis leads us in the pledge of the flag. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all very good >> now you may be seated. you may wonder why we are introducing a
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 2:00am EST
kept this under control. i have become more and more worried about the china-united states relationship, this was tires and the chinese have done their share as well. and here, that situation, this needs careful watching. i could say more about this but i will stop right there. >> the next analyst who will address this question, is the institute of international finance. you are emphasizing the hopeful aspects of this situation. >> one issue that is important is the issue of timing of all of this. one thing is that in the near term, there are more upside risks than downside risks. this is what we have been talking about, with the policy attraction inventory. as you look further out, is easy to see a lot of downside risks. the discussion is very much a function of the horizon that you are focused on. if i can have my cake and eat this, i emphasize the near-term strength. returmedium term vulnerabilities. i will focus on the dollar bill is. the second half of 2010. some of these have been touched on. it seems like four is the magic number. i would like to say hi to all the viewers in pola
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2010 6:00am EST
, but of the united states treasury department. that was from previous testimony, and we rely on that to say, perhaps that is not the right answer. we know that the new york feds sought to cover the counterparty payments made possible by the taxpayers' money. we now better understand that the new york fed transferred their earlier responsibility to the american people after t.a.r.p. was passed. we know that the new york feds succeeding in getting the -- succeeded in getting the sec to continue the cover-up until 2018, ten years from the date the bailout began. and we know that the full amount paid to aig's counterparties will likely never be repaid to the american people. some facts, mr. chairman, remain unknown or uncertain. secretary geithner has claimed publicly that he has recused himself from the day-to-day management of the new york fed when the cover-up occurred. in fact, he has asserted complete ignorance of the fed's efforts to cover up the bailout details. many people, including members of this committee, have a hard time believing that secretary geithner entered into an abs
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
working hard to form a mutual path to eliminate the terrorists and certainly from the united states perspective, get at those safe a enz, where al-qaida leadership lives and plans and is -- leads al-qaida and certainly is very much tied to threatening us and there is no better indication of that than what happened here in detroit on the 25th of december. so, an awful lot of effort there. the president's decision to add the 30,000 troops to increase and accelerate the civilian surge into afghanistan, to focus on the development and to focus on governance from the district up to the national level to really focus on corruption as well and i believe that we have the right leadership there, and so now, from certainly, our main goal in afghanistan and pakistan over the next couple of years is to execute the strategy. don't leave the broader middle east and south asia without talking about iran, usually when i talk about the broader middle east, and@@@b terrorist groups that they are -- they are supporting. so, and certainly, i like, i am sure like everybody in this room, and anybody listening have w
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 2:00am EST
of the national dating committee but this is a guess, the downturn in the united states was the longest 23 months at best 22, the worst 24 and deepest since world war ii but the deepest for this episode is in parentheses if you take the trough as the second quarter last negative quarter of real gdp gdp is 3.7% which is any decline from peak to trough since world war ii. this was the longest in the u.s. and the deepest downturn that we ever had. now why? it's complicated. lots of things happen that went on. but i would isolate for purposes here a couple of major facets which are not adequate to describe the complicated interactions that went on in this downturn on like virtually any other business cycle that i have ever seen and studied. table three provide the kernel of thought. it's the financial factor in business cycle and this time and unusually so the american consumer in table three you see two asset-price bubbles bursting in the climb of real estate prices and stock prices over the great recession pro. uncomfortable because if you look at these numbers it was the biggest
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 7:30am EST
mortgages in the united states are subprime or alt-a. they are weak and likely to produce failure. why did that happen? fannie mae and freddie mac were important elements in that process. about 109 of those loans are on the books of fannie and freddie. one of the problems with his is that it raises questions about the usual narrative that we have heard about why we have these loans. the usual narrative is, at least we see a lot in the media, is that they were made because of the greed of unregulated mortgage brokers, or the greed of wall street. but there are 10 million such loans on the books of two agencies that were working for the federal government, or controlled by the federal government. and there are additional 5 million on the books of fha, about 15 million loans. so more than half of the subprime and alt-a loans are, in fact, they're because of the demands of government policy. that's a point i want to make. now, sarah suggested that, in fact, what happened here is that fannie and freddie were competing with wall street. while she has a 7 million loans, almost, about one
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
united states gives an extra day for christmas. some people suggest that we will give kiran a day. he will give him a commemorative day. make a sunday. st. patrick's day is not a paid holiday and i am sure the irish would like to have a st. patrick's day as a paid holiday. there was an amendment added to one of the pieces of legislation that said that we will have a king holiday, but it will be a sunday. at that point, the legislation was withdrawn rather than having them attached. it was also argued that the holiday was too close to christmas and new year's holidays, giving people too much time off. the compromise that was agreed to was that what we will do is that instead of having it on january 15, we would have it on the third monday in january. through all the debates and delay is and the tactics -- of delays and the tactics, the cdc stood firm. its members dedicated themselves to memorializing dr. king's legacy with a holiday. finally, on august of 1983, the house passed the bill but they had to get past the senate side. at that time, there was the 20th anniversary of the ma
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2010 2:00am EST
week's elections to the united states senate. tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the polls and select a person who may well determine the outcome of a long fight over health care legislation in washington. at stake it well is jobs, energy, the environment, abortion, the war's oversea. we have much to talk about. moreover, the candidates are seeking to fill a seat that is legendary in american politics. among the giants of the past, ted kennedy and his brother john, to henry cabot lodge, charge sumner, daniel webster, and john quincy adams. those are some shoes to fill. this debate is sponsored by the edward m. kennedy institute for the united states senate. where it gathered at the boston campus of the university of massachusetts, on whose land the kennedy institute will eventually be built. in an order determined by lottery, let me introduce the three candidates that are with us. scott brown, the republican candidate, is in his third term in the state senate welcoming -- representing the north folk district. martha coakley, the democratic candi
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2010 6:00am EST
dying out -- i think most economists of consequential power in the united states today grew up when we didn't think about entrepreneurs. they don't know about entrepreneurs. it's astounding how very few consequencal economists even talk about entrepreneurs. until you understand that the america we occupy is the product, to a huge extent, of people who are still living -- think about it this way. someplace between 33% to 40% of today's gross domestic product comes out of firm that did not exist in 1980. now, i think if every economist who advises government had that tattooed there, 40% of the g.d.p. comes from firms that didn't exist 30 years ago, we'd have different policy. >> steven douglas. at the university level where we're teaching our college students about starting companies and assessing risks and calculating risks, should entrepreneurship education be, well, education or more experience? >> frank? >> if i may. i think the experience is the education. i will answer it very simply. you have to experience what it is to be an entrepreneur. in many places, stanford, m.i.t., for
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
. she also serves as director of wa wake for rest. and teaches church/state relations in the united states. in 2008 barely university press published a case book she co-authored "religious freedom and the supreme court." she previously served as the executive director of the pew forum on religion and public life and as general counsel of the baptist joint committee on public affairs. president obama appointed his counsel on partnerships in 2009. melissa has won many, many awards but not nearly as many as she deserves. i present you with melissa rogers. [applause] >> good morning. and thanks to my friend, e.j., for that kind introduction. as you can tell, e.j. has such a way with words and he's always able to put his finger right at the heart of an issue. and i thank him for that very eloquent introduction. i also want to thank -- just as we get started darrell west, emily luken, john and christine for helping to assist in this event and encourage the work. additionally, i want to thank the wake for rest divinity school and all the people named on the final inside page of this bookle
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2010 2:00am EST
that the united states government, the international community, everybody, is really stepping up. we are making a lot of progress. it is a race against time. it is a race against time to establish a means for clearing the roads of the more supplies can get in. everybody is pushing as hard as they can. i think we are making a lot of progress. i want to make sure we move as quickly and effectively as the camp. >> the united states have been giving money and aid to haiti for development for decades. every time, there is a crisis and the money -- you take one step forward and five steps back. what can be different this time to make sure that haitixd can stand on its own 2 feet? you have this fragile political situation with the government'. how can the government stand up and assert authority since the presence as you like to return and help is people bring supplies. this could show a lot of discontent. people are scared. do you think the -- this is the right time for him? >> let us take it one day at a time. our immediate need right now is to do what is required in been search and rescu
CSPAN
Jan 2, 2010 2:00am EST
but to harmonize the policy with the united states otherwise wholesale companies could move to the united states. >> it is striking that he is looking forward with optimism. >> goodbye. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> c-span networks are brought to you as a public service. coming up next, and look at international leaders with an interview with president medvedev. later the economist magazine hosted a discussion of political cartooning and the effect of the environment on world affairs in 2010. >> saturday on "washington journal" a look at the rise of al qaeda. then dr. david shern, president of mental help america, and a new law that takes effect today. later, the fellow for center education reform talks about the state of education in the united states. we are taking your calls and e- mails every morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> after a while it seems as though it is gone. you do not own it anymore. you trust that. that hurts. my positions are now in a storage center. i was able to
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
became very much aware of it in the 1950's, the united states and the soviet union were locked into an if -- a crisis. it was a sort of stable crisis over the years but a crisis nonetheless. we each had enormous nume leer power -- tee nor -- enormous nuclear power. we each had the ability to destroy the other country and in that destroy most of the world. so it produced what was called a balance of terror where both leaders on both sides, whenever there was a real crisis, did not ever want to be pushed to a point of having to use nuclear weapons and that governed the way we thought about our policy in almost every part of the world. now as a reporter in that environment and as a moscow correspondent and i remember i was a moscow correspondent during some of the most acute berlin crises during the cuban missile crisis, in a number of others as well in the middle east. i believe now that i thought then that in pursuing my story i wanted us to win. i didn't want the soviet union to gain an edge over the united states. i don't know that i literally wrote stories in order to accomplish that, i
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2010 10:00am EST
judgment. . . that is what we try to do in the united states. that is what the iraqi people are trying to do. that is what the afghan people are trying to do. host: ambassador william taylor, thank you for joining us this morning. that will about do it. we're back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 eastern with more of your calls and comments. we look forward to that. hope you have a good day. >> a number of live events coming up freak you today on the c-span network. coming up in 90 minutes, a panel discussion on texting, a drunk driving and traffic laws. you can watch that right here on c-span. a little bit later, we will talk about unemployment and the future of the labor movement. that will be from the national press club. the candidate to succeed ted kennedy in the u.s. senate are set to debate later today. it will discuss the issues live at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. on c-span2, our live coverage has already begun of a daylong education forum. topics include budget. that is live now on c-span2. now to an event with members of the electoral complaints commission in afghanistan. they
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 7:30am EST
, veterans services to unite all our state veterans programs into one cabinet department. with the ohio g.i. promise, ohio became the first state in the nation to open its doors and the doors of our state universities and colleges with free tuition for veterans from across the country. we've made military pensions free of state income tax. so let these policies send a clear message to everyone who has worn this nation's uniform. heroes are welcome in ohio. [applause] >> so today in honor of all the servicemen and women from ohio who are bravely serving us, i would like you to join in a moment of silent reflection. let us pray for their safe return and for the comfort and strength of those who have suffered loss or injury. [silence] >> thank you. i'm proud today to say that in assembling a cabinet and in appointing judges, no ohio governor has ever chosen applicants who better reflect the great diversity of this great state. and women now hold half of the seats in my cabinet. [applause] >> among the 40 judicial vacancies that i filled, more an one third of our new judges are african american
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 7:30am EST
at large. at microsoft we have 90,000 employees now. two thirds of those are still in the united states. surprising to a lot of people, even people in this town, it is incumbent on us to educate members of congress that we are not just a washington-based company. that is where we are headquarter but the majority of our employees are there but we have a large number of employees in many parts of the country. he probably have 1500 in north dakota, over a thousand in charlotte, over a thousand in texas, over a thousand in silicon valley. and then we have five or 600, almost a thousand in washington d.c. area. lot of those are employees who work with the government in the mid-atlantic business. when we walked into a member of congress's office, they are new york based, we have 800 employees in new york city, to leverage those employees from time to time who are not only speaking on behalf -- it is the magic word constituent. when you are speaking -- this is what you are talking about, grass roots. if you come at it from all angles to influence policy, here is where microsoft or my co
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 6:00am EST
shows the global imbalance, which has more to do with fiscal policies in the united states, the household savings rates in the united states and the distortions in china, which inflates their savings rate artificially. that has to do with the international exchange. the international exchange is essentially a way for these economies to be adapting to the pressures and these distortions, which really have to do with the domestic policy. >> since the issue is so important and so treacherous, i would like to ask if the other panelists have any comments for this question. >> let me complain about this component, the most concerning aspect of this is in the financial sector. this is being promoted by many people in the official sector, who say that one way to make the system safer is to do this. this is, in a way, very understandable because of the problems that many of the smaller countries or dealing with. if we go down this route and we have protectionism with financial services, this will carry with it some bad implications. the least of which is that much of the growth in the em
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 6:00am EST
be less of a demand for the labor coming into the united states. >> we have time for one more quick question. the gentleman in the back? >> this is for the author of the study. i am a little bit perplexed about how to describe the late 1980's, when this was implemented, as weaker labor demand. unemployment was at a high level in 1982 at 10%. the average was 7.5% in 1982 and continued to go down into 1991. the immediate implementation was a time of strong labor market growth. >> like to put up the graft, but from 1988 until 1991, is when we do see unemployment rates growing from about 5.8%. . unemployment rate going up from about 5.8% to about 7.8%. so it was exactly during that period of time with growing unemployment that occurred, that's basically what doomed the second term for george bush, exactly during this period of time when the legalization took place. so i think that it's -- we had a weakening labor market. we had a growing unemployment rate exactly during the moment when we saw not only legalization take place but these wage increases taking place and this movement -- thi
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
the united states was when the worst weapons fell into the hands of the worst people. that led congress to create our commission to evaluate what is our level of preparation to avoid the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, particularly into the hands of terrorists. so it was appropriate that we started the day by giving back to the beginnings of this effort with families 9/11. our report on today comes eight years after 9/11. it comes one year after the publication of the report which was entitled world at risk, purposefully titled to indicate this is not one nation's problem, this is a global problem because it is the earth which is at risk, and one month after the failed attempt at an aviation bombing on christmas day there is some good news. the good news is particularly in the area of nuclear terrorism that the trend lines here seem to be running in the right direction. president obama has taken major steps to revitalize the non-proliferation regime and to encourage needed international cooperation. he's committed significant time and energy and resources against
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
murder rate in the united states in 1991 was -- there were 24,000 murders. the population is roughly two of its 60 million. last year in afghanistan, 2000 afghans died in the violence but the population of afghanistan was roughly 30 million. do the math. . . why did the afghans -- what is your view of the future? when americans ask this question, i am surprised only 17% said that. if u.s. afghans the same question, 40% had the view. but as a surprising answer, given that we're the most corrupt country in the world, but the reason afghans have this answer is because this looks like what we have lived through. each one of these would be devastating to a country, so even though we know all the problems, what is going on is better than the last -- then the past. almost none of the refugees have returned. refugees did not return to a place they do not think they have a future, and afghans do not think they have a future. many people, including girls, when asked if they have more freedom, 75% said yes. let's say we solve afghanistan given what i have said, there is still a problem with pakista
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2010 6:00am EST
splar have said they understand why some texans may be interested in su seeding from the united states. we want to know how far would you go to break ties in washington. name one federal program you really like and tell us whether you would push to end or -- any specific program or loss, governor perry? >> the program i love the most that the federal government is involved with is our united states military forces. there is not anything i would do except make sure we take care of those veterans when they come back from spending time looking after our freedom, but that's the greatest program the united states government has. i always say there's three things the government ought to do well, deliver our mail, stand military and defend our borders. i guess one out of three ain't bad. >> well, governor, you've also been critical. and there's a word going around the campaign circle, nullification. tell us, would you opt to nullify or end any specific program or federal program we are now involved with here in texas? >> i was talking on a radio program this morning and got asked that question, i
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 6:00am EST
not believe the world supports the united states. 10, thou shalt not kill. well, i am speechless, all to your benefit. [laughter] i found myself so transformed by those lines. it was like stepping through a very meticulous mirror. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much. this is rich material. i'm sorry we have to move rapidly. a minute and a half responses. a few questions i will raise. remember that you will have an opportunity to write down questions for me to raise as well. dr. butts, you're a student at morehouse in the 1960's. you attended some rallies and heard dr. king lecture. it is no wonder that you were deeply moved by his death. what do you find in the contemporary black community of the deep feelings that you have for dr. king? is that shared? is it fading? what is his legacy today in the african-american community? >> i think his legacy is strong, but the deep feeling i stared at that time concerning his life- and-death, i do not believe, except for those in my immediate age range or older or just a bit younger, are shared today. dominik people of all races do n
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
. investment chases opportunity. now that is not to say that the united states is abandoning aid. it is still a vital tool, especially as an emergency response. but for strategic investment -- but through strategic investments, we hope to one day, far from now, to put ourselves out of the aid business except for emergencies. our commitment to partnership extends not only to countries where we work, but to other countries and organizations working there as well. new countries are emerging as important contributors to global development, including china, brazil, and india -- nations with the opportunity to play a key role, and with the responsibility to support sustainable solutions. long time leaders like norway, sweden, denmark, the netherlands, the u.k., japan, and others continue to reach billions through their longstanding work in dozens of countries. multilateral organizations like the world bank, the imf, the undp, the global fund to fight aids, tuberculosis, and malaria have the reach and resources to do what countries working alone cannot, along with valuable expertise in infrast
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2010 2:00am EST
of scholars and the united states and correa. many of you have a high ranking positions in your respective governments. the combined expertise in this room is really quite remarkable. i want to recognize the ambassador to the united states. it is a very special privilege to welcome him. he comes back to the center after having visited here before. he is one of the world's leading experts on injured korean affairs. dr. park is a renowned scholar is the finest tradition of woodrow wilson. he is the current president of the university of north korean studies. and is the chairman of the national security council for the republic of korea. he is the current presidential advisor on korean beautification affairs. in november of last year, he received the jacques chirac prize for conflict prevention with this 40 year devotion to maintaining peace on the korean peninsula. he has been a great friend of the wilson center. i am very grateful to him i am pleased to welcome him now. [applause] >> good morning. it is a great honor for me to be here with the. we are making some opening remarks.
CSPAN
Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
do that in the united states. now somebody gets on an airplane in yemen and transfers in amsterdam. what kind of threat to do we have in the world of transportation that says it is fine for tsa to be doing this, but it will not have any impact on the kind of thing that we saw with the christmas pa bomber? give me your reaction on how technology can be used and how we can get other countries to use it. >> do not know anything that has frustrated me personally more than the inability over a period of years to develop adequate detection equipment. the most serious thing, in my mind, is the inability to detect nuclear materials. and knowing and spend a lot of money at that. this is a problem that goes back well before 9/11. but we still have not come up with it. so i think there has to be a crash effort, if you will, in the search and development in the scientific community to develop better technology here. the hijackers got on those airplanes in at 911 with four- inch blade knives. they knew you could not get on with eight-inch blades. these people are very sophisticated about our vu
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Jan 27, 2010 6:00am EST
charges against the united states of america. and the kind of work that we do every single day. that has to be going forward, what becomes the norm, not the exception. we have a story to tell. we have an important message to deliver, and we need every single person to be part of that. so going forward, we're going to look in a very clear-eyed way pat what we do well, what we could improve on, but to make sure that the extraordinary story that the united states has to tell is presented forcefully and effectively in every corner of the world. before i take your questions, i want to review a few important areas of progress since i first met with you a year ago over in the c-street foyier. you know, we begin with the idea of smart power and the goal of elevating diplomacy and element and making them partners with defense. i'm please indeed owe far we've come in doing that. our budgets demonstrate both the commitment of the administration and congress to this vision commitment to this vision. we've reached tout powers and pursued constructive dialogue even with longtime adversaries and br
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Jan 22, 2010 2:00am EST
for obama but voted for the new united states senator-elect from massachusetts believed that we ought to pass the health care bill. so obviously their vote for the new senator was based upon something other than that particular issue. so obviously there were a number of issues that impact on this election. but let me say, again, that almost all the candidates running for president last time, when they articulated a focus on national issues, focused on health care and the need to make sure that health care was available to all of our citizens. now, as it relates to the gentleman's bipartisan, the gentleman was quoted apparently just a few days ago about referring to our meeting. our meeting, of course, dealt with a one-page recitation of three or four proposals, many of which are in the health care bill that we passed this house. in one fashion or another, notwithstanding that, of course, no republicans voted for the bill. i was not surprised at that, frankly, because in february apparently not based upon the specifics of a proposal, but the specifics of a proposal were not on the tabl
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Jan 12, 2010 6:00am EST
sponsored by the edward m. kennedy institute for the united states senate. where it gathered at the boston campus of the university of massachusetts, on whose land the kennedy institute will eventually be built. in an order determined by lottery, let me introduce the three candidates that are with us. scott brown, the republican candidate, is in his third term in the state senate welcoming -- representing the north folk district. martha coakley, the democratic candidate, was elected in 2006 after serving eight years as district attorney of middlesex county. joseph kennedy, no relation to the late senator, is an independent candidate who was a member of the national libertarian party pretty worse in information technology. in preparing questions, i consulted with members of the media and other peoples whose judgment i trust. the questions themselves are known only to me. to the audience, once again, hold your applause until the end. we will begin with a series of question to the candidate, leaving time for response in discussion. by lottery, the first question will go to mr. brown, a
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Jan 5, 2010 6:00am EST
with the united states treasury and have loans that are owned by fannie mae and freddie mac, it's a requirement as their job as servicers go to hamp, if it does not comply and they can still be positive n.n.t.p. value -- >> that means what? >> present value, a foreclosure is preferred or a modification or workout and we heard today that modifications are far better for investors than our foreclosures, certainly in this market. and so what whether they're redefaulting or not because of unemployment and other burdensome issues in the economy, those are requirements of the contracts they have in place with many parties in the united states government. the reason i say that is when i hear voluntary it makes me kind of crazy because the agreements for people to look through loans are to work on an n.p.v. test before and after to decide if they go to foreclosure. >> we're going to save you for clean up. >> he'll clean up. we're cleaning up, too. >> let me interrupt and just, you know, i hear what you're saying and i'm sure that's true, but how many individuals who find themselves in forec
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Jan 14, 2010 2:00am EST
pleased that the obama administration prioritized the united states and china's security relationship and encouraged by the joint statement that raumted from the president's recent visit to china. i welcome the administration's efforts to increase u.s. and china relations and cooperation in areas of common interests ranging from counterterrorism and nonproliferation to energy security. we must work together with china for the settlement of conflicts and reduction of retentions that contribute to global and regional instact including denuclearization of korean peninsula and the situation in south asia. i particular welcome the administration's support for increasing military to military contacts i've long viewed contacts is essential. it builds trust, promotes understanding, prevents conflicts and it fosters cooperation, and given my own visits to china in recent years i know how important these relationships are. looking back at u.s./china security cooperation under the previous administration, there are positive steps, but there's still much progress to be reeved. in the new administrati
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
decision that came out of the supreme court of the united states, a court that said they respected precedent. this throws out decades of precedent designed to protect the citizens and the integrity of our political process against big money special interests. it will open the had no gates if left unchecked and unchallenged to more and more special interest money, big corporation money at a time as my colleague, senator schumer said, we need to be reducing the amount of influence of special interest money. this takes us in the exact opposite direction from where america wants to go. it will allow the biggest corporation of the united states to engage in the buying and selling of elections. if you look at the staggering figures of the fortune 100 companies and the revenues they have and the profits that they can now unleash directly in these elections, has the potential to totally up end our system and corrupt the process in a way that i think should alarm every american citizen. just think of some hypotheticals, and as my colleague said, we were still going through the court decisio
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Jan 29, 2010 6:00am EST
united states department of health and human services, kathleen sebelius. she has been a leader on health care. she helped families and children for over 20 years. as governor kansas, she was recognized for her work to improve access to health care and since taking office in april, 2009, she has been a leader in some of the top issues for children, including the reform of the nation's health and the response to the h1n1 virus. please join me in welcoming secretary of health and human services, kathleen sebelius. [applause] >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you dr. palfrey for that nice introduction and your work at the association of pediatrics. we have an illustrious group here on the floor. we are pleased to be joined by our partners and congressman moran has a long history on wellness and obesity issues that he has worked on in congress and we look forward to working with you as this effort moves forward. mayor euel -- i cannot imagine any children not wanting to go into the room next door and hanging out. [laughter] i want to go hang out. [laughter] we are thrilled to have the first
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robert willard, commander of the united states pacific command. honorable chip gregson, assistant secretary of defense for asian and pacific security affairs, and david shear deputy assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs, and we welcome you gentlemen to the first hearing before this committee. we're sort of pleased that you could join us today and testify on recent security developments, involving the country of china. also, wish to welcome admiral willard's wife, donna, who is seeded behind the good admiral. and we welcome you. is the admiral missteps of that, why, you just whisper in his hair and you help them out. welcome. this is a very important and very timely hearing. it's interesting to note that just this morning, press reports indicate that google is contemplating pulling out of china, which we may discuss a bit in our hearing. now stress for some time the critical significance of developments in china to our national security. in recent years while we have been focused on events in the middle east, and south asia, china's influence has grown in
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Jan 13, 2010 2:00am EST
and reconstruction of how we deliver primary secondary education in the united states. and that's exactly what this panel is going to be discussing. very interesting papers on exactly that point by john child and steve wilson. and to inspire discuss, michael podgursky and michelle mclaughlin. and without further ado let me just say the presenters have 12 minutes each. to discuss 10 minutes each and if everybody is brisket we will have time for some conversation and discussion. take it away, john chubb. >> good morning. this morning and in the first tell you heard about mostly operational savings. now were going to switch to the topic of educational opportunities. the country for the last two years has been going through the worst recession since the great depression. and every industry has been under enormous, enormous pressure to change. education is not unique in that regard. i want to start with an example to illustrate this. the state of hawaii, like many other, every other state in the nation has been under enormous pressure to try to do with its budget gaps. it came to the d
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Jan 1, 2010 6:00am EST
to rape victims in the united states, i have to give them the same information because the likelihood of justice that you think you will get because you watch csi - they took id and i and i wa -- they took might dna and i thought the rapist would be apprehended and i can get on the path of recovery and it does not work like that for the majority of people. when we start to prioritize certain people, we create a parallel universe of justice. that has to stop. >> all right, thank you for that point and that -- and as we look at this re-authorization, sometimes laws and funding is set back into a time when we did not have the technology and state laws that we have now. this is an opportunity to look at what we should be doing differently and better. to end on a positive note, you said this save taxpayers $14.8 billion in the first six years alone. can you comment about that and where you see those savings? >> back in 1984, when i was a young person living in cleveland, ohio, i live next door to a family where the husband was violent but we have to tell the police officers ther
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Jan 20, 2010 7:30am EST
union label in the united states. google books was in many ways the way -- what we have not known existed. i e rely on it enormously but at the same time using something like infuriatingly though it is, i was using 18th-century books online. many of you have read a wonderful piece of the inadequacy of that. the difference is quite extraordinary. the point is not to say i agree with that, wouldn't it be wonderful if they had managed to do that to the extent that google did. if google managed in some way to arrange method data, that is what i would like to bring together. i will point you all to the chronicle of higher education about google as a method data train wreck. he pulls out series after series of things that google got wrong. he got villified for that. the people who think him for it, dan clancy in google, thanks for pointing to the fact that they had all of these. they took it seriously. one of the things that went wrong was miss identification by title. miss identification by author with madam boveri and this identification with thomas brown under gardening and masses of
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Jan 21, 2010 2:00am EST
dissimilar from the screening in the united states, and the screening that abdulmutallab went through was not that dissimilar. we want more explosive detection, more technology. other airports have resisted some of those items, because of other concerns that they have about privacy, for example. this incident is serving as a catalyst to reopen that dialogue, particularly with the airports and countries where we have a large throughput of passengers to the united states. >> i want to get back to that. i assume that there will be another round of questioning. i was shipped off of this to something else why have you here. we all know what has happened in haiti over the last seven to 10 days, it has been devastating. there is an issue about adoption potential, haiti children who had been left without parents. we have about five families here who have completed paperwork to get the children from haiti. and yet they are being held up. i need to get a commitment from you that the citizenship and immigration services will work with my office to help expedite our ability to get those kids out. as
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Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
united states are going to continue to cooperate so as to be more effective in preventing radical islamic terrorism and prosecuting it when it arises. we shared information with secretary napolitano. and in due course, people spoke and your contributed to that debate. we also came up with an joint statement. it's a eu-u.s. statement. it's an important resolution. it's based on aviation security in particular. and you'll get that text at the end of this press conference. we mention a number of points that are dear to us all. we're talking here about the risk of terrorists, basically the same risk on both sides of the -- i think we want to protect our principals and values. our way of life. and those attacks of course by terrorism. we also share -- say that we share responsibility for fighting terrorism to ensure safety and security for our citizens. i think we all share many of these international values. we talk about a number of objectives and measures. objectives have a lot to do with aviation security. if we've learned anything from the spoiled attack over detroit is that fligh
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Jan 26, 2010 2:00am EST
accountability, as in implementing unit. the united states is a major contributor to the afghan reconstruction trust fund. for those of you have been concerned about the effectiveness of the donors, i would suggest that you looked at this as an example of something that has shown the effectiveness as a good instrument. i would just talk about what is new. as mentioned, until now, we have been responsible for about $7 billion in the execution of development and assistance programs -- assistance programs since january 2002. we were there a few weeks after the taliban were dispersed. this was at the end of 2001. we have another $2 billion for this year and i expect that this will go higher. one thing that we will be focusing heavily on his job creation. the major element of this -- this is agriculture. we agree on that completely and we shared a briefing with the press a few weeks ago. this is a partnership with the state department and the u.s. department of agriculture, along with the national guard units and the development teams in afghanistan. in the case of afghanistan, we're
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Jan 4, 2010 10:00am EST
. they terrorized the american people, seized the air-traffic system, causing the united states to spend much more money on screening and personnel. suggesting again to the american people that their government cannot protect them. these are choices between bad actions. host: let's hear from one of the callers. ernest, good morning. independent line. caller: sir, i want to find out if you are one of the good cia guys. you say we are not -- you say that we are fighting an enemy that does not exist. al qaeda is a name that we gave them, they did not give it to themselves. i do not know how in tune you are with the last attempt of a terrorist attack. could you explain to the people what a false flag operation is? then i would like to know this -- during the reporting of the past terrorist attack, eyewitness accounts have been suppressed. we are talking about the well- dressed gentleman that helped the accused hijacker or bomber to get on the plane, past security, by passing it all with no passport, no identification, no visa. we are talking about the gentleman that was on the flight t
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Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
undergraduate students from all over the united states. i've been associated with this program as faculty director for about 10 years. and this is a program which is very dear to my heart. and we have consistently had some of the best, most authoritative speakers available. and cerda, this is true of juan zarate. there is a scene in the 1975 movie about the watergate invasion, all the presidents men. and there's a meeting in an underground washington garage and watch how holbrook, playing an informant known by the name of deep throat, tells robert redford playing bob warburg, the "washington post" reporter, that if he wants to find out who is responsible for the water great burglary, at democratic party headquarters, at the watergate, you should follow the money. well, we have some here today who has followed money. in his capacity as deputy assistant secretary of the treasury. and this was a job that really involves one of the most complex tasks in the antiterrorism effort. that have these people get their money, how they spend their money, and it takes a person with uncommon diligence a
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Jan 29, 2010 2:00am EST
people of haitian dissent in the united states are in a position to contribute to their recovery. a senior economist at the world bank has projected that temporary protected status could generate an additional $360 million dollars in remittances sent to haiti in 2010. . . despite strong support from the united states, the same international participation for haiti is a vital to its recovery. it is especially important international community provide government assistance. limitations of the current government constrain prospects for recovery. these harsh these compound with the significant loss of linfe. the international community to consider measures. because of the devastation, haiti is near a failed state. we should consider an enhanced role for the united nations and the daily operations of the haitian government until the country is stable. this would include the provision of food and shelter, reconstruction, budgetary affairs, security, and other aspects vital to the haitian people. the united nations has the credibility and capacity to perform that role. the relationship bet
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Jan 18, 2010 10:00am EST
african-american as the 44th president of the united states of america. rev. wheeler mentioned the inauguration. on the heels of that victory over one year ago, some suggested that somehow we had entered into a post-racial america. all those problems would be solved. there are those who argued that because i had spoke of a need for unity in this country that our nation was somehow entering into a period of post- partisanship. that did not work out so well. there was a hope shared by many that life would be better from the moment that i swore that oath. of course, as we meet here today, one year later, we know the promise of that moment has not yet been fully fulfilled. because of an era of greed and irresponsibility that sowed the seeds of its own demise, because of persistent economic troubles unaddressed through the generations, because of the banking crisis that has brought the financial system to the brink of catastrophe, we are being tested in our own lives and as a nation as you have been tested before. unemployment is at its highest level in more than a quarter of a century,
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